short stories. first draft! “man in a café I was sitting in my favourite café at my regular table, a four-seater beside the main window, looking out over the cafés well-manicured lawn and flower beds to the large red-brick Edwardian houses fronting onto the main Dublin – Belfast road. I was given to using this particular table because its location meant I would not be in too close a proximity to cafés other clients, being a four-seater meant there was plenty of space to place the Irish Independent and the Irish Times, so generously provided by the café proprietors, in a readable position beside my plate of a full Irish breakfast. And of course, the window views added to the ambience, while allowing me to view the passing street life on the busy thoroughfare!

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What Bookies want to offer odds on the following: that on Saturday, 19/10/2019, Ireland will trash the All Blacks by a score exceeding 12 plus a bonus point and that the UK Parliament will pass Boris’s Brexit Deal by 3 clear votes majority, well is there any takers?

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Scots ask, has Boris moved the bridge to nowhere to a bridge to Scottish independence? Stormont Assembly to get “democratic right to vote on Brexit” in Boris’s new Brexit proposals and Scots enviously ask “what about us?

Irish Daily Star follows up with streetdogs. blog the word on the street (eventually!).

Nice to see, Terry McGeechan, belatedly Writing a commentary in the Irish Star today Monday 16th September on our political class of all hues stating that pensioners and other vulnerable citizens will be the least of their concerns with the effects of Britex being used as a justification to deny a 5euro hike in next month’s budget to various sectors of the population, while our TDs are being awarded 1,600euro a year pay rise at the start of this month, with a further hike in their pay next year. Very importantly pointing out that even those TDs who voluntarily decline one or both of these pay rises will not be losing out on the value impact said pay rises will have on their pensions.

Now while Terry McGeechan’s article is very well written and informative and well worth the read, Where has Terry McGeechan been for the last three weeks? On August 22nd we at streetdogs.blog the word on the street brought our readers attention to an article in the  Irish Independent by political correspondent, Hugh O’Connell reporting on the comments of Barry Cowan, that pensioners were of the least of his concerns in a Brexit Armageddon aftermath, while not being prepared to  consider revoking the TDs pay rise in the same scenario!!